Welcome to our celebration of “The Simpsons,” Matt Groening’s famous family. Our party celebrates the FXX channel’s broadcast (going on now!) of all 552 episodes of the animated comedy so far.
Since moms are awesome, today’s post celebrates Marge Simpson, the blue-haired matriarch of the Springfield clan. Did you know Marge is real? As in, based on a real person? Our good friends (specifically, columnist Julie Muhlstein) at The Herald in Everett uncovered the full story upon the death of Margaret Ruth Groening in Portland in 2013. Margaret Wiggum met Homer Groening in college, married him and together they were the parents of Matt Groening, creator of “The Simpsons,” as well as his siblings Mark, Lisa, Patty and Maggie.
Let’s leave this post with a little wisdom from Marge herself:
Lisa: But I’m so angry.
Marge: You’re a woman. You can hold on to it forever.